Chelsea Cafe Project # 22


Caroline Streck

Wednesday 12 July – Friday 16 September 2016


The Bloc-Repair-Kit is a participatory project that was invented for the Susak Expo 2016. The “Kit”, created by Caroline Streck, contained different sized wooden blocks that are stretched with fabric.

The blocks were distributed among the participants of the Expo and the inhabitants of Susak with the instructions to use them in a situation of “emergency” and to send a photo of the situation to the artist. What “emergency” could actually mean was left up to participants interpretation. The blocs were developed as geometric shapes that related back to Streck’s paintings, where they were transformed into a singular physical form.

Within the Expo the forms function as a tool to be used in an open and experimental context.

The Susak Expo is a bi-annual art event that has taken place on the remote Croatian island of Susak since 2006, initiated by artist Daniel Devlin. This year the exhibition runs from May to September.


About the artist

Caroline Streck has been working predominantly as a painter during the course of undertaking an MA at Chelsea College of Arts.

Her current work observes movement and behaviour in urban environments, looking at how the shapes produced by architecture direct or influence the form and flow of human movement. Working from these points, she utilises geometrical abstractions produced from these environments, to explore the potential alienating effect that the forms may have during the painting process. These effects are then set in relation to the use of colour which the artist uses as an intuitive, fluid and playful part of the compositional process




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About the project

The Chelsea Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Arts. These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines. The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the Public Programme.

For more information please contact Cherie Silver at or in person atCHELSEA space.